Top 5 Blog Posts — Feb. 27, 2017

Did you miss last week's most-read Changing Aging blog posts? Ecumen's online visitors found these articles most interesting:

Mark Ritchie Shares the Story of Minnesota’s World’s Fair Bid with Abiitan Mill City Residents
Former Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie paid a call on a welcoming audience of Abiitan Mill City residents this week to talk about his current job promoting Minnesota’s bid to host a three-month long World’s Fair Expo in 2023. “This will be like hosting a Super Bowl every day for 90 days,” he told the Abiitan residents, many of whom are well-known Minnesota boosters.

St. Mark’s Living Helps Paint the Town of Austin Pink – And Supports Its Director of Nursing in Her Cancer Battle
For the past five years, St. Mark’s Living has been raising money for Austin, Minnesota’s annual “Paint the Town Pink” to support research on breast cancer prevention and treatment. This year’s effort had special meaning since St. Mark’s Director of Nursing Teresa Nelson is fighting her own breast cancer battle.

10 Misconceptions about Aging
In a recent article for AgingCare, Dr. Allen Weiss, CEO and President of the NCH Healthcare System, writes that “An old adage is again proving true: What we think will happen, happens. Essentially, as we age, we become what we think we will become.”

Eleanore Ebeling Remembers Calvin Coolidge, Model T Fords and the First Radios
Over the past 102 years, Eleanore Ebeling, a resident of Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, Minn., has gathered a lot of wonderful memories.  She recently shared her story with Ryan McGaughey, Managing Editor of the Worthington Daily Globe. 

Wednesdays with Genny, Ecumen Hospice Volunteer
Hospice volunteers know a secret. The common perception is that they do the sad work of helping people die. The truth is, they do the joyful and fulfilling work of helping people live – right to the very end. Genny Swanner of Chisago City knows the rewards of that work.

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